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2011 Kawasaki Vulcan Vaquero Review Photo Gallery

Our first ride left us wanting more, so we've been putting Kawasaki's new bagger, the 2011 Vulcan Vaquero, to the test as a tourer and daily commuter. Read all about it in our 2011 Kawasaki Vulcan Vaquero Review.

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The pioneer-style Wood House outside of Eagle Point, Oregon, served as the perfect backdrop for the 2011 Vulcan Vaquero.
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2011 Kawasaki Vulcan Vaquero Dyno Chart
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The tail end of the Vaquero looks like it might have come out of Detroit in the '50s.
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Cruise control comes standard for those long rides when your throttle hand needs a break.
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We give the look and usefullness of the Vaquero's cockpit a thumbs up, but that black plastic console strip has to go.
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The Vaquero has good power and even more impressive handling.
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The Vulcan Vaquero is powered by a 52-degree V-Twin with an undersquare 102mm bore X 104mm stroke.
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With its muscle-car styling, we thought the Vaquero would fit right in at the local drive-in.
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Its combination of good power, solid handling, well-sorted suspension, and comfortable ergos make the Vaquero a viable tourer.
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We've logged over 2000 miles on the Vaquero and its been good for over 39 mpg.
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The Vaquero has character, from its styling to the pulse of its engine.
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From the twisties of Carmel Valley to the turns around Shasta, the bike hugged the road.
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Viva Vaquero! Now giddyup!
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The Vaquero feels compact and transitions side-to-side well without feeling top heavy.
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Kawasaki enters the bagger segment with its 2011 Vulcan Vaquero.
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The front fairing of the Vaquero comes straight off the Voyager but looks a little more aggressive thanks to the shorty smoked windscreen.
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Oh give me a home, where the Vaquero roam!